New York University

Richard Sylla is Henry Kaufman Professor of the History of Financial Institutions and Markets and professor of economics at NYU, as well as a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research.  He is a fellow of the Cliometric Society and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.  His research focus is on the financial history of the U.S. in comparative contexts.  Among his books are The American Capital Market, 1846-1914; The State, the Financial System, and Economic Modernization; A History of Interest Rates; Founding Choices:  American Economic Policy in the 1790s; and Genealogy of American Finance.  Past president of the Economic History Association and of the Business History Conference (2011 Lifetime Achievement Award), he has served as editor of the Journal of Economic History and is currently chairman of the trustees of the Museum of American Finance.


Thur-Fri, November 5-6             Stetson University, DeLand, Florida

Thur-Fri, November 19-20         College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia

Mon-Tue, February 8-9              Elmira College, Elmira, New York

Thur-Fri, February 11-12            Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina

Mon-Tue, February 22-23          Millsaps College, Jackson, Mississippi

Thur-Fri, February 25-26           University of California, Davis

Mon-Tue, April 4-5                     Illinois College, Jacksonville, Illinois

Thur-Fri, April 7-8                      Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio


​The U.S. Financial Revolution of the 1790s

​Lessons from Financial Crises

​Alexander Hamilton:  A Reconsideration

​Whither the American Business Corporation?

​Is Modern Economic Growth a Thing of the Past?

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